HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 1972 McGovern campaign, w... » Reply #10

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2013, 09:01 PM

10. McGovern doomed himself.

The Eagleton mess was his own doing. It was like that cruise ship that hit the rocks a couple of years ago. He stood behind Eagleton 1,000% and dumped him, totally ruining his credibility.

He wanted to Federal gov't to give every single citizen a taxable check for $1,000 every year. Even Humphry, in the primaries, ripped him over that. I was watching the debate on TV. At the time our population was 200 million. Our entire federal budget was also about 200 billion, IIRC. HHH attacked McG, saying the cost of his program was as much as the entire budget, $200B. McG counter attacked, claiming HHH was off in his humbers and asking where he got that figure. HHH countered with, "Simple our population of 200M times 1,000 equals 200B." It made McG look like a dunce.

McG wanted deep cuts in defense, including nuclear forces, during the Cold War. That scared the crap out of lots of folks.

Nixon's Watergate spying was because they could not believe that McG was really that stupid. McG had to have a secret plan to spring on Nixon at the last minute and Nixon wanted to know what it was. Even with the Watergate burglars caught in the act, Nixon won 49 states.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 96 replies Author Time Post
steve2470 Oct 2013 OP
lostincalifornia Oct 2013 #1
steve2470 Oct 2013 #4
dflprincess Oct 2013 #24
lostincalifornia Oct 2013 #26
former9thward Oct 2013 #47
murielm99 Oct 2013 #52
book_worm Oct 2013 #78
WinkyDink Oct 2013 #82
MinM Oct 2013 #90
WinkyDink Oct 2013 #81
LiberalEsto Oct 2013 #2
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #11
LiberalEsto Oct 2013 #13
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #17
former9thward Oct 2013 #48
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #72
longship Oct 2013 #3
spanone Oct 2013 #5
ANOIS Oct 2013 #87
Gman Oct 2013 #6
Warren Stupidity Oct 2013 #7
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #70
Warren Stupidity Oct 2013 #75
catnhatnh Oct 2013 #8
former9thward Oct 2013 #49
WinkyDink Oct 2013 #83
Stuart G Oct 2013 #9
broiles Oct 2013 #46
LineReply McGovern doomed himself.
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #10
grantcart Oct 2013 #55
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #71
chieftain Oct 2013 #12
OmahaBlueDog Oct 2013 #14
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #18
OmahaBlueDog Oct 2013 #21
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #74
MADem Oct 2013 #28
OmahaBlueDog Oct 2013 #31
MADem Oct 2013 #33
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #68
MADem Oct 2013 #79
Hippo_Tron Oct 2013 #51
MADem Oct 2013 #57
GreenStormCloud Oct 2013 #69
MADem Oct 2013 #76
MADem Oct 2013 #27
OmahaBlueDog Oct 2013 #29
scarletwoman Oct 2013 #15
Old and In the Way Oct 2013 #62
Tierra_y_Libertad Oct 2013 #16
CatholicEdHead Oct 2013 #19
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #20
RobertEarl Oct 2013 #23
former9thward Oct 2013 #50
CK_John Oct 2013 #22
dflprincess Oct 2013 #25
Blue_In_AK Oct 2013 #30
Eleanors38 Oct 2013 #32
Deep13 Oct 2013 #34
Drunken Irishman Oct 2013 #35
steve2470 Oct 2013 #36
Drunken Irishman Oct 2013 #37
Hippo_Tron Oct 2013 #54
Drunken Irishman Oct 2013 #59
MinM Oct 2013 #85
Hippo_Tron Oct 2013 #91
MinM Oct 2013 #95
nyquil_man Oct 2013 #38
steve2470 Oct 2013 #39
nyquil_man Oct 2013 #40
eridani Oct 2013 #41
bemildred Oct 2013 #43
eridani Oct 2013 #64
bemildred Oct 2013 #66
eridani Oct 2013 #86
bemildred Oct 2013 #88
eridani Oct 2013 #92
bemildred Oct 2013 #93
Hippo_Tron Oct 2013 #56
nyquil_man Oct 2013 #65
bemildred Oct 2013 #42
Douglas Carpenter Oct 2013 #44
treestar Oct 2013 #45
Hippo_Tron Oct 2013 #53
First Speaker Oct 2013 #58
Drunken Irishman Oct 2013 #60
MineralMan Oct 2013 #61
UTUSN Oct 2013 #63
LeftishBrit Oct 2013 #67
llmart Oct 2013 #73
book_worm Oct 2013 #77
WinkyDink Oct 2013 #80
DURHAM D Oct 2013 #84
steve2470 Oct 2013 #89
B Calm Oct 2013 #94
marym625 May 2015 #96
Please login to view edit histories.